river to ocean

guidance
we seek
inhaling cool unbroken dawns
shrouded beneath starless skies
through prayer hands of gods
the pure eyes of beasts
the wet lips of lovers
we grasp
rationales for our
unadulterated existence
baring distractions
desiring naked truths
of us
in us
this sense of being
purpose
walking a planet begrudgingly shared

we will discover nothing
if not ourselves
first
in the calm of our own private moments
peace ripples
river to ocean
first oceanthe only ocean painting I’ve done in my life

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